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These maps chart the loss of Māori land (shaded blue) in the North Island between 1860 and 2000. The Crown and the New Zealand Company had purchased nearly 99% of the South Island by 1865. For details, see the Ngāi Tahu land claim and Māori land loss: South Island (Te Ara).
This map is adapted from Appendix four of Claudia Orange, Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi (BWB, 2004). This in turn is based on National Overview, Rangahaua Whanui Series, Waitangi Tribunal, Wellington 1997, vol II, ppX-XIV
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'Maori land loss, 1860-2000', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/interactive/maori-land-1860-2000, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016